Eyes looking a little puffy? Starting to notice your dark circles more? Are those fine lines becoming more noticeable? Increased stress levels and more time spent staring at your laptop or phone screen at the moment can mean your eyes are left looking not so spritely… but why is this?
“The eye area is very delicate – the skin here is around 3-5 times thinning than your face,” says Sisley-Paris’ facial trainer, Jemma White. “We blink on average 10,000 times a day and the blood and lymphatic microcirculation is less active around the eye area so it’s important to take care of it with targeted skincare. Eye creams are different to your other skincare products as they have specific active ingredients which suit the fragile nature of the skin. I always recommend using an eye cream once or twice a day to keep them hydrated and youthful-looking.”
Here are six new-in eye creams that are worthy of a place in your bathroom cabinet…
La Mer’s original The Eye Concentrate has gained a loyal following since it arrived more than 10 years ago but it’s now been reinvented with an even more impressive formula. It’s more concentrated meaning the key active ingredients such as recovery kelp and lime tea concentrate can get to work better to transform eyes into those which are smoother, brighter and healthier-looking. Dab a small amount onto the cooling applicator and gently massage to boost circulation and reduce puffiness.
As part of his new B3 Adaptive SuperFoods range, Dr Dennis Gross has introduced an eye cream specifically for stressed-out eyes. “Spikes in cortisol (the stress hormone) can disrupt your circadian rhythm which breaks down your skin’s structure and reduces circulation,” he explains. “This can lead to darker circles and eyes which appear more puffy and wrinkly. This SOS Eye Cream is formulated with microcapsules of superfoods, adaptogens and niacinamide to brighten, smooth and hydrate the delicate eye area,” he adds.
Just 10 minutes with these reviving patches will make your eye area look brighter, less stressed and more energised. They are saturated with calming cannabis sativa seed oil, plus nourishing snow mushroom, rhodiola root and reishi mushroom. Pop them onto cleansed skin and be sure to massage in any excess serum after peeling them off; you won’t want to waste a drop.
With a vitamin-rich formula to support the natural healing process, this intensive eye cream brings a multitude of benefits to the delicate eye area. Not only does it help to firm and reduce fine lines, it also helps to lock-in moisture and even reduce puffiness. This one’s best applied both morning and night.
Suffering with lines, dark circles and generally tired-looking eyes? You’ll love this new pen from Sisley. Not only is the unique cold precision ceramic top super soothing, the formula is packed with key ingredients like black rose extract and red vine to stimulate microcirculation so these concerns are less visible. This one will soon become a staple in your morning routine.
Packed with the brightening hero that is vitamin C, this powerful little pot works wonders for helping to banish dark circles and making the eyes look more illuminated. Not only does it contain 10% pure vitamin C, the formula is also infused with tri-peptides and hyaluronic acid to deliver an instant burst of hydration. Try this one at night to wake up with brighter-looking eyes.